Grant Thornton is pleased to once again sponsor and present at the IIA’s 2018 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference! Joining more than 600 governance, risk, and control professionals from 40+ countries, we’re excited to be amongst the best and brightest minds to discuss challenges, forge solutions, and define the future of GRC globally. Join us for our session as we discuss, “Breaking Down the Walls: ERM at the U.S. Marshals Service” and be sure to visit us in booth #300! Additional details can be found below.
Breaking Down the Walls: ERM at the U.S. Marshals ServiceTuesday Aug. 14
10:15 - 11:15 AM
CPE Credits: 1.2
This session intends to provide a glimpse into some of the challenges the federal government faces as it moves along the path of enterprise risk management, and tries to change the culture of agencies to think about performance and budgeting in terms of risks and broader agency mission and strategy. The U.S. Marshals Service has a long and proud tradition of serving the public through its judicial protection, prisoner transport and management, child protection, fugitive apprehension, and witness protection services, among others. As such, attendees will be able to see how the agency transcended the silos of these distinct missions within the same agency, in order to highlight the importance of risk based planning and decision making. The cultural change in the agency, instilled by the senior leadership, was complemented by innovative solutions to maximize the current capabilities of the agency and affect change without increasing burden.
The U.S. Marshals Service missions lend itself to risk based planning, however, the process is not only conducted within divisions without cross-divisional collaboration, but also is focused on the short-term mission goals. As such, longer term planning was left in the hands of the Office of Strategic Insight in order to bring together performance metrics and data across divisions and inform future decisions about project planning and budgeting. This process helped divisions see how their performance was affecting their future, and how the risks to their programs influenced the decisions of senior leadership. The ERM program brought that process together with other quarterly metrics and data, the strategic plan of the agency, and the mission objectives in order to provide a more robust way to plan for the future, and to show divisions how specific risks affected all of them and needed to be thought of as an agency-wide issue instead of a divisional issue. While the program is in its nascent stages, the reception has been warm and the lessons learned are important for any agency, not just law enforcement entities.
- Discuss challenges within law enforcement such as silos, territorial divisions, information sharing, and redundancy as multiple groups aim to fulfill one mission
- Convey the cultural challenges within federal law enforcement as it pertains to officers (by the book, immediate mission oriented officers), HR challenges including staffing and clearances, and the focus on what has worked vs. how it could be improved in the future
- Outline the ways in which the U.S. Marshals Service has worked to overcome some of the organizational and cultural challenges through cross-divisional activities such as quarterly performance reports, the strategic plan, annual reports, and a focus on ERM
- How can ERM and the use of data can benefit the U.S. Marshals Service going forward
- Lessons learned at the U.S. Marshals Service that can serve as examples for other law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice as a whole
- Chad Nieboer, Chief Strategy and Risk Officer, U.S. Marshals Service
- Kiran Sreepada, Public Sector Services and Solutions, Grant Thornton LLP
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